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post #1 of 186 Old 12-15-2012, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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The "Get Me By" MJ Truggy

So, a small introduction here, I started off in an XJ and then built a very capable, DD TJ while in school, click the link below for the build thread. Traded it with plans of building a buggy, but a year later and a big career move i still hadnt started the buggy build and was tired of not wheeling so i picked this up for 500 bucks.

Sample of previous work

My TJ



Friends TJ



Two other friend's XJs



And another XJ




TJ Build
http://www.jeepforum...ge-fund-878243/

NEW BUILD
88 MJ
4Cyl, 5 speed, 2 wd

Basically everything I have collected for the buggy will be going into this build.
350 on propane, sm465, dana 300.
Currie Rock Jock 60, 5.38s, 35s spline inner and outer alloys, drive flanges, detroit. Full hydro
Shaved 14 bolt, 5.38s, detroit, disc brakes.
Currie antirock Rear Sway Bar
16 inch FOA coilovers
4 in FOA air bumps
39.5 TSLs
105-107 in WB
Dual Wilwood master cylinders and cutting brake.
Mastercraft seats
Warn HS9500 winch
4 links front and rear

The plan for the MJ is do 2x6 rocker/boat sides, internal cage, Rear in going to be cut off behind the cab and tubed out, Front grill is going to be narrowed, tube fenders and engine cage with the winch behind the grill and the radiator in the back. Interior is going to be stripped and have custom dash... Hopefully done by March.

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post #2 of 186 Old 12-15-2012, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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makin some progress

strippin stuff


shed cleaned up again


jeep rolled in with all major components removed




literally zero droop...

no longer an issue...


sage is ready to go wheelin...


and just cant stop cutting!



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post #3 of 186 Old 12-15-2012, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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frame prep





a sharp wood chisel works really well to scrape the majority of the undercoating off, for future reference. then i used aircraft stripper to remove the rest of the paint and such

when i cut the inner fenders out i left the finch seem where it was spot welded to the frame, but im wanting to box the whole front frame section in sooo...



then folder it over with a hammer and welded it back together



the last 12in or so were left unstripped and welded because one the motor goes in ill be cutting it off and tubing the rest to clear the 60
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post #5 of 186 Old 12-15-2012, 05:55 PM
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Awesome, welcome back my dude.

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post #6 of 186 Old 12-15-2012, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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post #7 of 186 Old 12-15-2012, 06:13 PM
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post #8 of 186 Old 12-15-2012, 07:00 PM
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Mj's are sweet. The only other rig I would build besides a tj

I like your work. Lookin forward to this build

SAVVY,CURRIE,GOODYEAR

Nuff said...
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post #9 of 186 Old 12-15-2012, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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when i started thinking about putting the buggy on hold the only other thing i could think of that i would consider building was an MJ... im excited.
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post #10 of 186 Old 12-16-2012, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
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finally feel like im making steps forward instead of just taking things apart

folded all the pinch seams and rewelded them


Cut off the "gussets"


started on the templates for the frame plates, doing 3/16 on bottom and inside, 12 ga on the outside


got one section cut out and tacked up

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post #11 of 186 Old 12-17-2012, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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Cut the rear frame off yesterday







And before anyone throws a fit about this next picture, its only temporary, i can lift the jeep myself, the 4x4 is just a secondary support, its also safety chained to the ceiling rafters...





i got the rest of the bottom plates cut out and the middle pieces tacked up





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post #12 of 186 Old 12-17-2012, 03:23 PM
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Will be keeping an eye on this one.

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post #13 of 186 Old 12-19-2012, 11:18 PM
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You don't have side business running a chop shop do you? You should definitely sling the axle and tires under there roughly placed so we can have good mental picture of this thing.
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post #14 of 186 Old 12-19-2012, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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lol, no chop shop, just skilled with a sawsall lol.

im picking up as set of 12 bolt h1s over christmas so when i get back to tx after the new year and finish the frame plates thatll be the first thing i do
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post #15 of 186 Old 12-20-2012, 05:07 AM
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Subbed. Lookin' forward to reading more.
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